Originally Posted by GamecockTaco
answer to your questions really depends on what he'll be using the bike for. If he's only riding around the neighborhood then you can go one route. If he's doing any type of actual off-road stuff, you'll need to go another.
GamecockTaco: Good point; he'll use it for more neighborhood stuff on pavement, some grass. I don't think Walmart is a good idea as I want him to have a good quality experience rather than do it on the cheap. Any specific suggestions and answers to my other issues in post one would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Could I get some specific recommendations for a bike for a 7 year old?
Price limit is say 150 US dollars.
What is best for brakes (front hand + back foot vs. just hand)?
Should I go for one-speed or 3 or 7?
Should I go for 24 inches vs. 20 inch (He's now 48 inches tall)
I would like him to use it for awhile, if possible, best fit and good experience for him would be more important I guess.